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CEE legislation tracker: Czech Republic

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]

CEE legislation tracker: Turkey

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]


Stephenson Harwood China office eyes US West Coast collaborations

Hong Kong-based Stephenson Harwood & Lo, the Chinese offering of Stephenson Harwood, is planning tie-ups with three or four US firms over the next 12 months. The arrangements will require the firms to remain separate and independent but to contribute talents and resources and to collaborate on marketing and training. “We’re currently in discussions with […]

Separated at birth

Life, as fans of the quintessential TV quiz show The Generation Game will know, is the name of the game. And Harvey Miller wanted to play the game with Weil Gotshal & Manges one more time. So in March this year the bankruptcy legend, who left the firm in 2002 after 33 years for investment […]

Employment lawyers on alert as City layoffs augur discrimination claims

Credit crunch redundancies could see a swathe of age discrimination actions. By Nina Goswami Transactional lawyers have been twiddling their thumbs while the litigators have been rubbing their hands with glee following the recent City slowdown. But, like the litigators, employment lawyers are also bracing themselves for a busy period, with economics consultancy The Centre […]

Former Radcliffe head settles dismissal claim

Radcliffe Chambers’ former chief executive Chris Owen has settled his claim for constructive dismissal after his acrimonious exit from the chancery set last year. Owen’s case was due to be heard at the London Central Employment Tribunal last Monday (8 October), but Radcliffe put a settlement deal on the table 10 minutes before the six-day […]

Norton Rose Middle East links spark Tokyo launch

Norton Rose is to open an office in Tokyo before Christmas to take advantage of Japanese companies investing in the Middle East. While no launch date has been set, the office will support Japanese-backed projects in the Middle East and will target sponsors and financial institutions, as first revealed on (4 October). Norton Rose […]

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